Sunday, July 01, 2018

11th Annual Canadian Book Challenge: Final Round Up!

Congratulations to all the readers this year -- here is our massive roundup of titles read and reviewed for the 11th Canadian Book Challenge!

You've all done very well indeed, and given me a lot of titles to gather up -- lots of variety -- some interesting debut authors, fiction in translation, nonfiction, children's books, graphic novels, just to mention a few. And not many duplicated titles -- I'm astonished at how many different authors and titles we've all read, with very few repeats! I hope you've all enjoyed reading and discovering new and exciting authors - you can see from this roundup of reviews that there are hundreds of Canadian authors representing the great diversity of our country. Hopefully you will find a few to start reading for the 12th Canadian Book Challenge!

And now for some fun stats:
  • We've read and reviewed a total of  652 Books!
  • The grand total for all 11 years combined is 8298!
  • Of the 26 people who signed on, 19 people finished
  • Irene read the most with a whopping 190 (again beating her old record)
  • Kenneth Oppel & Jeff Lemire tied for the highest number of distinct titles read (6 each)
  •  There was also a tie for the most read book for the challenge with 5 reviews each: Alan Bradley's The Grave's a Fine & Private Place and Louise Penny's The Glass Houses
  • The first author to have had more than one title reviewed was Sarah Mlynowski
  • Strangest author so far? Twitter account @stats_canada!
  • Strangest title? Leanne Shapton's "Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry" 
  • The most numerous author names began with "M"! The only letters we are missing from our list of authors are Q & X.

And now to the reviews! Enjoy!

-150 Years of Stats Canada! (Red 5, Irene Roth)

Abbott, Elizabeth
-Dogs and Underdogs (Teena)

Abdou, Angie
-Between (Naomi)
-The Bone Cage (Naomi)
-The Canterbury Trail  (Naomi)

Abel, Jordan 
-Injun (John Mutford)

Adams, Michael
-Could It Happen Here? (Swordsman)

Agg, Jen
-I Hear She's A Real Bitch (Teena, Irene Roth)

Aguirre, Carmen
-Mexican Hooker (Lara Maynard)

Alexis, André
-Fifteen Dogs (Pussreboots, Janet)

Allenby, Victoria
-Timo Goes Camping (Shonna)

Ali, S.K.
Saints & Misfits (Pussreboots, Crystal)

Amir & Khalil
-Zahra's Paradise (John Mutford)

Anderson, R.J.
-Knife (Heather)
-Rebel (Heather)
-Arrow (Heather)

Andra-Warner, Elle
-The Mounties (RIEDEL Fascination)

Arden, Jann
-Feeding My Mother (Teena)

Armstrong, Hugh & Pat Armstrong
-Universal Health Care (Irene Roth)

Armstrong, Kelley
-Missing (Kristilyn)
-Bitten (John Mutford)
-A Darkness Absolute (Pussreboots)
-This Fallen Prey (Luanne, Pussreboots)

Ashby, Madeleine
-Company Town (Swordsman)

Asher, Damian
-Inside the Inferno (Swordsman)

Assiniwi, Bernard
-The Beothuk Saga (Buried in Print)

-Have Fun Anna Hibiscus! (Sherrie)

Atkinson, Cale
-Where Oliver Fits (Irene Roth)

Atlee, Harold Benge
-Black Feather (Brian Busby)

Atwood, Margaret
-Angel Catbird (Lara Maynard)
-Moral Disorder (Eric P.)
-Stone Mattress (Lara Maynard)
-Surfacing (RIEDEL Fascination)

Bailey, Chris
-The Productivity Project (Irene Roth)

Bailey, Linda
-Carson Crosses Canada (Pussreboots)

Baker, Carleigh
-Bad Endings (John Mutford, Melwyk)

Barber, Terry
-Laura Secord (Irene)

Barclay, Linwood
-Chase (Heather)
-The Twenty Three (Shonna)
-Parting Shot (LuanneTeena)

Barnett, Mac & Jon Klassen
-Square (Pussreboots)

Barr, Robert
-Revenge! (Brian Busby)

Bass, Karen
-Two Times a Traitor (Shonna)

Beaton, Bruce
-Little Athletes, Big Leaders (Irene Roth)

Beck, Andrea
-Goodnight, Canada (Irene Roth)

Becker, Helaine
-Our Great Prime Ministers (Irene Roth)

Bennett, John & Susan Rowley
-Uqalurait: An Oral History of Nunavut (John Mutford)

Bergen, David
-The Retreat (Wendy)

Berkhout, Nina
-The Mosaic (Heather)

Berry, Michelle
-The Prisoner & the Chaplain (Naomi)

Best, Gillian
-The Last Wave (Shonna)

Bissoondath, Neil
-Digging Up the Mountains (Eric P)

Bogart, Jo Ellen & Sydney Snith
-The White Cat & the Monk (Irene Roth)

Boone, Ezekiel
-Skitter (DarleneLuanne)
-Zero Day (Luanne)

Bordeleau, Virginia Pésémapéo
-Winter Child (Shonna)

Bouchard, Hervé
-Harvey (John Mutford)

Bourgeois, Paulette
-Franklin in the Dark (RIEDEL Fascination)
-Franklin's Halloween (RIEDEL Fascination)

Boutilier, Alicia & Tobi Bruce
-The Artist Herself (Buried in Print)

Bowen, Gail
-A Colder Kind of Death (RIEDEL Fascination)
-The Winner's Circle (Bill)

Boyden, Joseph
-Wenjack (Buried in Print)

Bozak, Nadia
-Thirteen Shells (Janet)

Braden, Bill
-Aurora Up! (John Mutford)

Bradley, Alan
-The Grave's a Fine & Private Place (Luanne, Mary R., Pussreboots, Melwyk, Shonna)
-The Sweetness At The Bottom of the Pie (Darlene)

Braithwaite, Max
-The Mystery of the Muffled Man (Brian Busby)

Brand, Dionne
-What We All Long For (Eric P)

Brandt, Gerald
The Courier (Crystal)

Britt, Fanny
-Hunting Houses (Shonna)

Brooks, Martha
-Queen of Hearts (Darlene)

Brown, Karma
-In This Moment (Teena)

Bruneau, Carol
-A Bird on Every Tree (Naomi)

Buchanan, Cathy Marie
-The Painted Girls (Melwyk)

Bunch, Adam
-Toronto Book of the Dead (Teena)

Burnford, Sheila
-The Incredible Journey (RIEDEL Fascination)

Butala, Sharon
-The Girl in Saskatoon (Irene Roth)
-The Perfection of the Morning (Irene Roth)
-Garden of Eden (Irene Roth)
-Lilac Moon (Irene Roth)
-Where I Live Now (John Mutford)

Butler, Paul
-The Widow's Fire (Naomi)

Butts, Ed
-She Dared (Irene Roth)

Caldwell, Wayne J.
-Planning for Rural Resilience (Irene Roth)

Callan, Kevin
-Ontario's Lost Canoe Routes (Irene Roth)

Callow, Pamela
-Damaged (Teena)
-Indefensible (Teena)
-Tattooed (Teena)
-Exploited (Teena)

Camani, Andrew
-100 Hikers, 100 Hikes (Irene Roth)

Cameron, Claire
-The Line Painter (Wendy)
-The Last Neanderthal (CrystalBuried in Print)

Cameron, Janet E.
-Cinnamon Toast & The End of the World (Mary)

Capogna, Laurie & Barbara Pelletier, Drs.
-Eyefoods (Red 5)

Carr, Charlene
-One Good Thing (John Mutford)

de Castell, Sebastien
-Tyrant's Throne (Swordsman)

Catling, Libby Whittall
-The Mundane & the Holy (John Mutford)

Caulfield, Timothy
-The Cure for Everything (Teena)

Cerveny, Catherine
-The Rule of Luck (Melwyk)

Champniss, Kim Clarke
-Skinheads, Fur Traders & DJs (Teena)

Chapman, Brenda
-Shallow End (Shonna)
-Bleeding Darkness (Teena)
-No Trace (Teena)
-Missing Her (Teena)

Chariandy, David
-Brother (TeenaNaomiLuanne)
-I've Been Meaning to Tell You (Buried in Print)

Chow, Lauralyn
-Paper Teeth (Melwyk)

Choy, Wayson
Not Yet (Raidergirl)

Choyce, Lesley
-The Thin Place (Teena)
-The Unlikely Redemption of John Alexander MacNeil (Naomi)

Christmas, Jane
-What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim (Raidergirl)

Chuvalo, George & Murray Greig
-Chuvalo (Swordsman)

Clare, Kerry
-Mitzi Bytes (John Mutford)

Cohen, Robert Z.
-Canada's First Nations and Cultural Genocide (Irene Roth)

Cole, Trevor
-The Whiskey King (Teena)

Comeau, Joey
-Malagash (Shonna, Naomi)

Comeau, Joey & Emily Horne
-Anatomy of Melancholy (John Mutford)

Connelly, Karen
-The Change Room (Naomi)

Coupland, Douglas
-Marshall McLuhan (Raidergirl)
-Generation A (Swordsman)

Coyote, Ivan
-Tomboy Survival Guide (Crystal)

Crate, Joan
-Black Apple (Red 5)

Crummey, Michael
-Galore (Irene Roth)
-Newfoundland (Irene Roth)
-Hard Light (Irene Roth)

Cull, Kerri
-Rock Paper Sex (Naomi)

Curtis, Christopher Paul
-The Madman of Piney Woods (Sherrie)
-The Journey of Little Charlie (Heather, Pussreboots)

Curtis, Sky
- Flush (Melwyk)

Cusk, Rachel
-Transit (Naomi)

Cutter, Nick
-The Troop (Darlene)
-The Deep (Darlene)

Davidson, Craig
-Cataract City (Wendy)

Davies, Robertson
-The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies (Mary)

Davis, Tanya & Andrea Dorfman
-How to Be Alone (John Mutford)

Davis, Wade
-Wayfinders (Irene Roth)

Deforge, Michael
-Sticks Angelica, Folk Hero (John Mutford)

Delaney, Rachelle
-Clara Voyant (Shonna)

Delaney, Vicki
-Body on Baker Street (Bill)

Delisle, Guy
Burma Chronicles (Barbara)

Demchuk, David
-The Bone Mother (Melwyk)

Demerson, Velma
-Incorrigible (Buried in Print)

Dent, John Charles
-The Gerrard Street Mystery (Brian Busby)

Deverell, William
-Whipped (Bill)

DeWitt, Patrick
-The Sisters Brothers (Mary R)
-Undermajordomo Minor (Mary R)

Dickson, Jason
-Glenn Piano by Gladys Priddis (Buried in Print)

Dimaline, Cherie
-The Marrow Thieves (Buried in Print, Melwyk)

Donaldson, Chelsea
-Chris Hadfield (Sherrie)

Donoghue, Emma
-The Lotterys Plus One (Pussreboots)
-Room (Irene Roth)

Doyle, Alan
-A Newfoundlander in Canada (Teena)

Dunn, Philippa
-Mysterious Rescue (RIEDEL Fascination)

Dumbrille, Dorothy
-All This Difference (Brian Busby)

Dyer, Hadley
-Here So Far Away (Shonna)

Early, Chris & Tracy C. Read
-110 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario (Irene Roth)

Edgar, Keith
-Arctic Rendezvous (Brian Busby)

El Akkad, Omar
-American War (Crystal)

Ellis, Sarah & Kim LaFave
-Ben & the Scaredy-Dog (Shonna)

Endicott, Marina
-Close to Hugh (Irene Roth)
-The Little Shadows (Irene Roth)

Engel, Howard 
-A Victim Must Be Found (RIEDEL Fascination)
-Dead and Buried (RIEDEL Fascination)

Engel, Marian
-The Tattooed Woman (Eric P)

Enns, Karen
-Cloud Physics (Eric P)

Esrock, Robin
-Great Canadian Bucket List (Irene Roth)

Faber, Sarah
-All is Beauty Now (Naomi)

Fallis, Terry
-Best Laid Plans (Lisa)
-One Brother Shy (John Mutford)

Farrar, John Laird
-Trees in Canada (Irene Roth)

Favro, Terri
-Sputnik's Children (Melwyk, Irene Roth)
-Generation Robot (Irene Roth)

Ferguson, Jenny
-Border Markers (Melwyk)

Ferguson, Will
-419 (Red 5)

Ferrier, Ryan
-D4ve (Pussreboots)

Field, Luke Gordon & Alex Huntley
-The Beaverton Presents: Glorious & Free (Irene Roth)

Findley, Timothy
-You Went Away (Eric P.)
-Dust to Dust (Irene Roth)

Fitzpatrick, Jamie
-The End of Music (Naomi)

Flanders, Cait
-The Year of Less (Irene Roth)

Flieger, Jon R.
-You Are Among Monsters (Naomi)

Fleming, May Agnes
-Edith Percival (Brian Busby)
-The Heiress of Castle Cliffe (Brian Busby)

Flett, Julie
-Wild Berries (Irene Roth)

Florence, Elinor
-Bird's Eye View (Lara Maynard)

Florida, Richard 
-Who's Your City? (Irene Roth)

Forsberg, Lois
-Prairie Ghosts (RIEDEL Fascination)

Fortier, Anne
-The Lost Sisterhood (Shonna)

Fu, Kim
-The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore (Melwyk)

Gallagher, John
-Big League Babble On (Teena)

Gallant, Mavis
-Montreal Stories (Lara Maynard)

Gardiner, Nancy
-Hairy Leg News (Irene Roth)

Gardner, Whitney
-Chaotic Good (Heather)

Gaudet, Judy
-150+: Canada's History in Poetry (Irene Roth)

Gay, Marie-Louise & David Homel
-Travels With My Family (Irene Roth)
-On The Road Again (Irene Roth)
-Summer in the City (Irene Roth)

George, Kallie
-Heartwood Hotel (Irene Roth)

George, Stephen R.
-Grandma's Little Darling (Brian Busby)

Ghigna, Charles & Kristi Bridgeman
-A Carnival of Cats (Irene Roth)

Ghigna, Charles & Vlasta von Kampen
-Who Can? (Irene Roth)

Giardini, Anne & Nicholas Giardini
Startle & Illuminate: Carol Shields on Writing (Janet)

Goobie, Beth
-Pain Eater (Irene Roth)

Goodman, Joanna
-Home For Unwanted Girls (Teena)

Graham, Genevieve
-Tides of Honour (Red 5)
-Come From Away (Luanne)

Gravel, Elise
-The Mushroom Fan Club (Pussreboots)

Gray, Charlotte
-Promise of Canada (Irene Roth)

Gray Smith, Monique
-Speaking Our Truth (Irene Roth)
-You Hold Me Up (Irene Roth)

Green, Shari
-Macy McMillan & the Rainbow Goddess (Pussreboots)
-Missing Mike (Shonna)

Greene, Trevor & Debbie Greene
-March Forth (Irene Roth)

Greenwood, Bill
-Montrose County (Shonna)

Grescoe, Taras & Audrey Grescoe
-Book of Letters (Irene Roth)

Griffin, Daniel
-Two Roads Home (Buried in Print)

Gunnery, Sylvia
-Road Signs That Say West (Shonna)

Hadfield, Chris
-An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth (Crystal)
-The Darkest Dark (Sherrie)

Halle, Karina
-After All (Marie)
-Hot Shot (Kaley)
-Sins & Needles (Darlene)

Hardcastle, Kevin
-In the Cage (Naomi)

Harlick, R.J.
-Purple Palette for Murder (Shonna)

Harris, Mark & George Fischer
-Waterfalls of Ontario (Irene Roth)

Hart-Green, Sharon
-Come Back For Me (Lara Maynard)

Hartman, Rachel
-Tess of the Road (Pussreboots)

Helwig, David
-The Stand In (Naomi)

Henstra, Sarah
-The Red Word (Naomi)

Hepburn, Janet
-Flee, Fly, Flown (Irene Roth)

Heras, Theo & Renné Benoit
-Baby Cakes (Shonna)
-Hat on, Hat off (Irene Roth)
-Where's Bunny? (Shonna)

Herriot, Trevor
-River in a Dry Land (Irene Roth)
-The Road is How (Irene Roth)

Hicks, Faith Erin
-War at Ellsmere (Pussreboots)

Higgins, Tim
-Bears on Broadway (RIEDELFascination)

Hill, Dan
-The Comeback (Brian Busby)

Hill, Lawrence
-The Illegal (Red 5)

Hill-Lehr, Andria
-Mona Parsons (Naomi)

Hilton, Kate
-Just Like Family (ShonnaKristilyn)

Hohn, Nadia L. & Irene Luxbacher
-Malaika's Winter Carnival (Pussreboots)

Hornby, Lance
-Toronto and the Maple Leafs (Teena)

Horvath, Polly
-The Night Garden (Pussreboots)

Hosking, Jay
-Three Years with the Rat (Pussreboots)

Houran, Lori Haskins
-Warts and All (Irene Roth)

Howe, Murray
-Nine Lessons I Learned From My Father (Teena, Irene Roth)

Huebert, David
-Peninsula Sinking (Naomi)

Humphries, Helen
-The Ghost Orchard (Irene RothShonna)

Hustak, Alan & Johanne Norchet
-Montreal (Irene Roth)

Hutchison, Margaret
-Tamarac (Leaves & Pages)

Hynes, Joel Thomas
-We'll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night (Naomi, Heather)

Igloliorte, Heather, ed.
-Sakkijajuk: Art & Craft from Nunatsiavut (Buried in Print)

Ignatieff, Michael
-Scar Tissue (Irene Roth)

Innes, Hammond
-The Land God Gave to Cain (Leaves & Pages)

Ipellie, Alootook
-Arctic Dreams & Nightmares (John Mutford)

Iskwé & Erin Leslie
-Will I See (John Mutford)

Jackson, Marni
-Don't I Know You? (Shonna)

-Crawl Space (John Mutford)

Jenkins, Carrie
-What Love Is (Irene Roth)

Jenkins, Steve, Derek Walter & Caprice Crane
-The True Adventures of Esther the Wonder Pig (Luanne)

Jennings, Maureen
-Under the Dragon's Tail (Pussreboots)

Johnson, Elena
-Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Buried in Print)

Johnson, Pamela
-Canada: A Country for All Seasons (Irene Roth)

Johnson, Tyrell
-Wolves of Winter (Luanne, Swordsman, Shonna, Crystal)

Johnston, Angela Hovak
-Reawakening Our Ancestor's Lines (John Mutford)

Johnston, E.K.
-Exit, Pursued By a Bear (Sherrie)
-That Inevitable Victorian Thing (Crystal, Heather)

Johnston, Lyla June & Joy de Vito
-Lifting Hearts Off the Ground (Red 5)

Jones, Adam Garnet
-Firesong (Heather)

Kaan, Michael
-The Water Beetles (Buried in Print)

Kacer, Kathy
-To Hope and Back (Irene Roth)

Kalman, Bobbie
-Splash It Swimming (Irene Roth)

Katz, Anne & Monika Melnychuk
-Girl in the Know (Irene Roth)

Kaur, Rupi
-Milk & Honey (John Mutford)
-The Sun & Her Flowers (Irene Roth)

Kearsley, Susanna
-The Firebird (Red 5)
-Bellewether (Melwyk)

Kellough, Janet
-Wishful Seeing (Bill)

Kent, Jamie
-Paddling the Grand River (Irene Roth)

Kenyon, Laurie
-Learning to Yearn (Irene Roth)

Kerbel, Deborah & Suzanne del Rizzo
-Sun Dog (Shonna)

Kerr, Michael
-The Humor Advantage (Teena)

Kershaw, Linda
-Trees of Ontario (Irene Roth)

Khan, Ausma Zehanat
-The Unquiet Dead (Red 5)

Kidman Cox, Rosamund
-Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio 25 (Pussreboots)

King, Thomas
-The Back of the Turtle (Buried in Print)
-The Truth About Stories (Irene Roth)

King, Wesley
-OCDaniel (Irene Roth)

Kita-Bradley, Linda
-How to Save Time (Irene Roth)

Klassen, Jon
-Triangle (Pussreboots)

Klengenberg, Christian
-Klengenberg of the Arctic (John Mutford)

Knowles, Mike
-Tin Men (Teena)
-Rocks Beat Paper (Teena)

Kobayashi, Tamai
-Prairie Ostrich (Janet)

Korman, Gordon
-Island: Shipwreck (Darlene)
-Island: Survival (Darlene)
-Island: Escape (Darlene)

Krishnaswami, Uma
-Step Up to the Plate, Maria Singh (Pussreboots)

Kureluk, William
-A Northern Nativity (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ladner, Keira L. & Myra J. Tait
-Surviving Canada (Irene Roth)

Laffoley, Steven
-A Halifax Christmas Carol (Naomi)

Langridge, Roger & Gisèle Lagacé
-Betty Boop (John Mutford)

Lapeña, Shari
-A Stranger in the House (Shonna, Darlene)

Lappano, Jon-Erik & Kellen Hatanaka
-Tokyo Digs a Garden (Irene Roth)

Latosik, Jeff
-Dreampad (Eric P)

Lau, Evelyn
-Fresh Girls & Other Stories (Eric P)

Laurence, Margaret
-The Stone Angel (Janet)
-The Fire-Dwellers (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lawson, Jon Arno & Sydney Smith
-Sidewalk Flowers (Irene Roth)

Leach, Norman S.
-Cavalry of the Air (Swordsman)

Leach, Sara
-Slug Days (Shonna)

LaRue, Monique
-Between Books: A Writer's Time (Buried in Print)

Lee, Nancy
-Dead Girls (Eric P.)

Lekich, John
-The Prisoner of Snowflake Falls (Shonna)

Lemire, Jeff
-Descender: Tin Stars (John Mutford)
-Roughneck (Pussreboots, Shonna)
-Black Hammer (Pussreboots)
-Black Hammer 2 (Pussreboots)
-Royal City (John Mutford)
-Sweet Tooth (Pussreboots)

Lennox, Doug
-Now You Know Canada (Irene Roth)

Lethbridge, Ann
-More Than a Lover (Shonna)

Lindhout, Amanda & Sara Corbett
-A House in the Sky (Irene Roth, Lisa)

Lisson, Lisa
-Resilience (Irene Roth)

Little, Jean
-His Banner Over Me (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lloyd Kyi, Tanya
-Nova Scotia (RIEDEL Fascination)

Lorinc, John et al
-The Ward (SwordsmanTeena)

Lui, Elaine
Listen to the Squawking Chicken (Irene Roth)

Lundrigan, Nicole
-Glass Boys (Janet)

Lyttle, Alex
-From Ant to Eagle (Pussreboots)

MacBeth, Hilliard
-When the Bubble Bursts (Irene Roth)

MacGregor, Roy & Kerry MacGregor
-The Ice Chips & the Magical Rink (Heather)

Mackenzie, Lee
-Charming Predator (Teena)

Maclear, Kyo 
-The Fog (with Kenard Pak (Pussreboots)
-Flo (with Jay Fleck) (ShonnaPussreboots)
-Good Little Book (with Marion Arbona) (Pussreboots)
-Bloom (with Julie Morstad)  (Pussreboots)

Maclennan, Hugh
-Barometer Rising (RIEDEL Fascination)

Macleod, Alistair
-No Great Mischief (Leaves & Pages)

MacLeod, Elizabeth
-Canada's Trees (Irene Roth)

Macmillan, Margaret
-History's People (Irene Roth)

Maharaj, Rabindranath
-Homer in Flight (Eric P)
-The Amazing Absorbing Boy (Eric P)

Majumdar, Anita
-The Fish Eyes trilogy (Eric P.)

Mandel, Emily St John
-Station Eleven (Crystal)

Maracle, Lee
-My Conversations with Canadians (Irene Roth)

Marais, Bianca
-Hum if you don't know the words (Naomi)

Marie, Annette
-The Red Winter trilogy (Crystal)

Marineau, Michele & Manon Gauthier
-Wash On! (Shonna)

Marquis, Greg
-Truth & Honour (TeenaSwordsman)

Marsden Mariah & Brenna Thummler 
-Anne of Green Gables adaptation (John Mutford)

Marshall, Debbie
-Firing Lines (Shonna)

Marshall, Susan
-Nemesis (Shonna)

Martel, Yann
-High Mountains of Portugal (Janet)

Marvin, Lee J.
-Li Bai's Shadow (Irene Roth)

Mastai, Elan
-All Our Wrong Todays (Pussreboots)

Matejova, Maria
-Wherever I Find Myself (Irene)

Mayr, Suzette
-Dr. Edith Vane & the Hares of Crawley Hall (Melwyk)

McBean, Marnie
-The Power of More (Irene Roth)

McCartney, Tania & Tina Snerling
-A Canadian Year (Irene Roth)

McClintock, Norah
-Break and Enter (Sherrie)

McCreesh, Alison
-Norths (John Mutford)

McCurdy, Diane
-How Much is Enough?  (Teena)

McFarlane, Leslie aka Franklin W. Dixon
-Mystery at Cabin Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

McGrath, Robin
-Coasting Trade (Lara Maynard)

-The Mighty Hughes (Bill)

McKenzie, Andrea & Jane Ledwell
-LM Montgomery & War (Irene Roth)

McKenzie, Catherine
-The Good Liar (Shonna)

McLachlin, Beverly
-Full Disclosure (Bill)

Mclayne, Alyson
-Highland Promise (Heather)

McMillan, Rachel
-The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Murder (Sherrie)
-The White Feather Murders (Sherrie)

McNamee, Graham
-Acceleration (Heather)

McPherson, David
-The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (Teena)

Melick, Angela
-We Are the Engineers (Pussreboots)
-Welcome to the Real World (Pussreboots)

Merasty, Joseph Auguste with David Carpenter
-The Education of Augie Merasty (Red 5)

Mercer, George
-Dyed in the Green (Bill)

Meredith, Patricia & James L. Darroch
-Stumbling Giants (Irene Roth)

Michaels, F.S.
-Monoculture (Irene Roth)

Michaels, Sean
-Us Conductors (Pussreboots)

Michaud, Andrée A.
-Boundary (Naomi)

Miettunen, Anita
-Big Blue Forever (Irene Roth)

Millar, Margaret
-The Invisible Worm (Brian Busby)
-The Lively Corpse/Rose's Last Summer (Brian Busby)

Miller, Tony
-Daddy Hall (Buried in Print)

Mixter, Helen & Margarita Sada
-The Dog (Irene Roth)

Mlynowski, Sarah
-Fairest of All (Heather)
-Ten Things We Did (Pussreboots)
-Dragon Overnight (Pussreboots)

Montgomery, L.M.
-After Many Years (Melwyk, Irene Roth)
-Anne of Avonlea (Red 5)
-Jane of Lantern Hill (Raidergirl)

Moore, Christopher
-Miss Confederation: the diary of Mercy Anne Coles (Irene Roth)
-Big Book of Canada (Irene Roth)

Morgan, Lael
-Good Time Girls of the Alaska-Yukon Gold Rush (John Mutford)

Morgan-Cole, Trudy J.
-Most Anything You Please (Naomi)

Moroney, Shannon
-Through the Glass (Teena)

Moss, Marissa & John Hendrix
-Nurse, Soldier, Spy (Pussreboots)

Mount, Nick
-Arrival:the story of Canlit (Buried in Print)

Munro, Alice
-Friend of My Youth (Eric P)
-Runaway (Janet)

Munsch, Robert & Mile Bolt
-Get Me Another One (Irene Roth)

Murphy, Matthew
-A Beckoning War (Naomi)

Nason, Riel
-Modern Selvage Quilting (Lisa)

Nawaz, Saleema
-Bone & Bread (Irene Roth)

Nemat, Marina
-Prisoner of Tehran (Irene)
-After Tehran (Irene)

Nesbitt, Karen
-Subject to Change (Irene Roth)

Newhouse, David R., et al.
-Hidden in Plain Sight (Irene Roth)

Neuvel, Sylvain
-Waking Gods (Shonna)

Norrie, Helen
-He Saw Himself in All His Creatures (RIEDEL Fascination)

Oachs, Emily Rose
-Canada (Irene Roth)

O'Connor, D'Arcy
-Secret Treasure of Oak Island (RIEDEL Fascination)

Ogilvie, C.L.
-Some Assistance Required (Janet)

O'Leary, Sara & Qin Leng
-A Family is a Family is a Family (Pussreboots)

O'Loughlin, Ed
-Minds of Winter (Naomi)

O'Neill, Heather
-The Lonely Hearts Hotel (Lara Maynard)

Oppel, Kenneth
-Skybreaker (Pussreboots)
-Airborn (Raidergirl)
-The Boundless (Sherrie)
-The Nest (Pussreboots)
-Every Hidden Thing (Pussreboots)
-Silverwing (John Mutford)

Ozeki, Ruth
-A Tale for the Time Being (HeatherRaidergirl)

Parker, Gilbert
-The Lane That Had No Turning (Brian Busby)

Parr, Jean
-Manitoba Stories (RIEDEL Fascination)

Pawelski, Ele
-The Finest Supermarket in Kabul (Shonna)

Pecover, J.
-Works of Justice: the Trials of Robert Raymond Cook (Bill)

Penny, Louise
-Glass Houses (LuanneShonnaRaidergirl, Mary R., Bill)
-The Murder Stone (RIEDEL Fascination)
-Still Life (Janet)

Person, Cea Sunrise
-North of Normal (Luanne)

Peterkin, Allan D.
-The Flyaway Blanket (Irene Roth)

Peterman, Michael
-Sisters in Two Worlds (Raidergirl)

Peters, P.J.
-Driftwood & other poems (RIEDELFascination)

Peterson, Zoey Leigh
-Next Year For Sure (NaomiCrystal)

Picard, André
-Matters of Life and Death (Irene Roth)

Pickersgill, J.W.
-Louis St Laurent (Irene Roth)

Plett, Casey
-A Safe Girl to Love (Pussreboots)

Poplak, Lorna
-Drop Dead (Teena)

Porter, Helen
-Below the Bridge (Lara Maynard)

Poulin, Jacques
-Volkswagen Blues (Pussreboots, Leaves & Pages)

Poulson, David A.
-Serpents Rising (Teena)
-Dead Air (Teena)
-Last Song Sung (Teena)

Pountney, Christine
-Sweet Jesus (Irene Roth)

Priemaza, Anna
-Kat and Meg Conquer the World (Heather)

Preston, Brent
-The New Farm (Teena)

Purchase, Elizabeth
-Warm for Winter (Irene Roth)

Pyper, Andrew
-The Only Child (Lisa, Irene Roth)

Rakoff, Ruth
-When My World Was Very Small (Irene Roth)

Ramadan, Ahmed Danny
-The Clothesline Swing (Crystal)

Raughley, Sarah
-Fate of Flames (Shonna)

Redhill, Michael
-Bellevue Square (LuanneNaomiLisa)

Reichs, Kathy
-Devil Bones (Lisa)
-Cross Bones (Lisa)
-Grave Secrets (Lisa)
-Bones of the Lost (Mary R)

Reid, Iain
-I'm Thinking of Ending Things (WendyPussreboots, Irene Roth)

Renzetti, Elizabeth
-Shrewed (Shonna, Irene Roth)

Reynolds, Christopher & Wendy Moran
-East Coast Crafted (Teena)

Richardson, Sarah
-At Home Sarah Style (Irene Roth)

Richler, Mordecai
-Joshua Then & Now (Mary R)
-O Canada, O Quebec (Mary R)
-The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Eric P)
-The Street (Eric P.)
-The Great Comic Book Heroes (Leaves & Pages)

Ripley, Nathan
-Find You in the Dark (Luanne)

Robinson, Eden
-Son of a Trickster (Naomi)

Robinson, Peter
-Sleeping in the Ground (Luanne)
-Gallows View (Mary R)
-A Dedicated Man (Mary R)

Rose, Rachel
-Thirteen Ways of Looking at Canlit (Buried in Print)

Rosenblum, Rebecca
-So Much Love (Naomi)

Ross, W.E.D.
-Lust Planet (Brian Busby)
-Backstage Nurse; written as Jane Rossiter (Brian Busby)

Rotenberg, Robert
-Heart of the City (Teena, Luanne, Bill)

Roy, Gabrielle
-The Tin Flute (RIEDEL Fascination)

Sadai, Jenn
-Cottage Cheese Thighs (Shonna)

Sadler, Judy Ann & Vigg
-Nothing Happens in this Book (Luanne)

Saunders, Doug
-Maximum Canada (Irene Roth)

Savage, Candace
-Crows (Raidergirl, Melwyk, Irene Roth)

Schatzker, Mark
-The Dorito Effect (Raidergirl)

Schwarz, Herbert T.
-Tuktoyaktuk 2-3 (John Mutford)

Sellars, Bev
-They Called Me Number One (Red5, John Mutford)

-Dominion (Eric P)
-Wimbledon Green (Eric P)
-GNBCC (Eric P)

Shapton, Leanne
-Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry (Buried in Print)

Shields, Carol
-Box Garden (Brian Busby)

Shields, Carol and Patrick Crowe
-Susanna Moodie: Roughing It In The Bush (Raidergirl)

Shirtliffe, Leanne & Georgia Graham
-Saving Thunder the Great (John Mutford)

Sibbeston, Nick
-You Will Wear a White Shirt (John Mutford)

Silverthorne, Judith
-Ghosts of Government House (RIEDEL Fascination)

Simmons, Shannon Lee
-Worry Free Money (Irene Roth)

Simpson, Anne
-An Orange from Portugal (Red 5)

Sinclair, Bertrand W.
-Land of Frozen Suns (Brian Busby)

Skuy, David
-Run (Irene Roth)

Smith, Goldwin
-Canada and the Canadian Question (Pussreboots)

Snyder, Carrie 
-Girl Runner (Irene Roth)

Snyder, Scott & Jeff Lemire
-A.D. After Death (John Mutford)

Somerville, Alana
-Holding On To Normal (Irene Roth)

Sooley, Jill
-The Widows of Paradise Bay (Irene Roth)

Spalding, Linda
-The Purchase (Heather)

Spence, Janis
-On the Beach in Spanish Room (Lara Maynard)

Stapley, Marissa
-Things to Do When It's Raining (Shonna)

St James, Simone
-Lost Among the Living (RIEDEL Fascination)
-The Broken Girls (Melwyk)

St John, Dennis
-Yellowknife (John Mutford)

Stein, Murray B & John R. Walker
-Triumph Over Shyness (Irene Roth)

Stevens, Chevy
-Those Girls (Sherrie)
-Never Let You Go (Darlene)

Stewart, Ron
-Mystery of the Lost Lemon Mine (RIEDEL Fascination)

Stocks, Cassie
-Dance, Gladys, Dance (Irene Roth)

Stone, Danika
-Internet Famous (Pussreboots)

Stratten, Scott
-Unmarketing (Teena)
-QR Codes Kill Kittens (Teena)
-The Book of Business Awesome/UnAwesome (Teena)

Strobel, Tony
-Walt Disney's Pluto (RIEDEL Fascination)

Summers, Courtney
-All the Rage (Crystal)
-This Is Not A Test (Darlene)
-Please Remain Calm (Darlene)

Swanson, Diane 
-Canada's Bugs (Irene Roth)

Szalay, David
-All That Man Is (Shonna)

Taggart, Jeremy & Jonathan Torrens
-Canadianity (Irene Roth, Teena, Raidergirl)

Talkington, Bruce
-Boo To You, Winnie the Pooh (RIEDEL Fascination)

Tamaki, Jillian
-Boundless (Pussreboots)

Taylor, Kate
-Serial Monogamy (Janet)

Taylor, Sara
-Boring Girls (Janet)

Thomas, Mike
-You Might Remember Me (Teena)

Thuy, Kim
-Vi (Eric P., Melwyk)

Timmer, Julie Lawson
-Mrs. Saint and the Defectives (Pussreboots)

Todd, Jack
Rose & Poe (Naomi)

Toews, Miriam
-The Flying Troutmans (Pussreboots, Irene Roth)
-Swing Low (Red5)
-A Complicated Kindness (Eric P.)

Tootoo, Jordin & Stephen Brunt
-All the Way: My Life on Ice (John Mutford)

Trachsel Green, Tarra
-Sammy Swan's Summer Adventure (Irene Roth)

Treliving, Jim
-Decisions (Bill)

Trotter, Kathleen
-Finding Your Fit (Teena)

Trudell, William and Lorene Shyba
-More Tough Crimes (Bill)

Tucker, K.A.
-Keep Her Safe (TeenaKaley)
-Until It Fades (Irene Roth)

Turok, Neil
-Universe Within (Irene Roth)

Urquhart, Doug
-Eyes of the Husky (John Mutford)

Urquhart, Jane
-Night Stages (Lara Maynard)
-The Underpainter (Mary R.)

Van Camp, Richard & Monique Gray Smith
-When We Play our Drums They Sing / Lucy & Lola (John Mutford)

Vanderhaeghe, Guy
-Things As They Are? (Eric P)

Vanier, Jean
-Signs of the Times (Irene Roth)

VanSickle, Vikki
-Summer Days, Starry Nights (Irene Roth)

Vasey, Paul
-A Troublesome Boy (Shonna)

Vermette, Katherena 
-A Girl Called Echo (with Scott B. Henderson)  (John Mutford)
-North End Love Songs  (Red5)

Verstraete, Larry
-Lost Treasures (Irene Roth)

Wagamese, Richard
-Embers (Red 5, Swordsman)
-Indian Horse (Red 5)

Wagner, Harmony
-Queen of the Crows (Janet)

Wallin, Pamela
-The Comfort of Cats (RIEDEL Fascination)

Walmsley, Ann
-The Prison Book Club (Red5)

Walsh, Mary
-Crying for the Moon (John Mutford, Teena)

Walter, Emmanuelle
-Stolen Sisters (Red 5)

Watson, Sophie B.
-Cadillac Couches (Pussreboots, Irene Roth)

Watt, Alison
-Dazzle Patterns (Naomi)

Watt-Cloutier, Sheila
-The Right to Be Cold (Red 5)

Webb, Phyllis
-Peacock Blue (Eric P)

Wees, Frances Shelley
-Where is Jenny Now? (Brian Busby)

Wesley, Gloria Ann
-Chasing Freedom (Janet)

Whitehead, Ruth Holmes
-The Mi'kmaq (Lara Maynard)

Whittingham, Jane & Noel Tuazon
-Wild One (Shonna, Irene Roth)

Wiebe, Sam
-Cut You Down (Teena, Bill)

Weinzweig, Helen
-Passing Ceremony (Eric P)

Wiersma, Robert J.
-Before I Wake (Darlene)

Wilkshire, Nick
-The Moscow Code (Teena)

Willems-Snopek, Roxanne
-Great Cat Stories (RIEDELFascination)

Willis, Deborah
-The Dark and other love stories (Shonna)

Wilson, Ethel
-Hetty Dorval (Leaves & Pages, Eric P.)
-Swamp Angel (Leaves & Pages, John Mutford)

Wilson, M.A.
-Adventure on Whalebone Island (Pussreboots)

Wilson, Tom
-Beautiful Scars (Teena, Heather)

Wilton Katz, Welwyn
-Time Ghost (Pussreboots)

Winters, Michelle
-I Am a Truck (Naomi)

Wolfe, Margie
-150 Fascinating Facts about Canadian Women (Teena)

Wronski, Gareth
-Holly Farb & the Princess of the Galaxy (Irene Roth)

Wynne-Jones, Tim
-Blink & Caution (Sherrie)

Yaffe, David
-Reckless Daughter: a Portrait of Joni Mitchell (Mary R)

Yakeleya, Raymond & Deborah Desmarais
-The Tree By the Woodpile (John Mutford)

Young, Nora
-The Virtual Self (Irene Roth)

Zentner, Alexi
-Touch (Naomi)

If you find any missing or incorrect links please let me know either in the comments or a quick email. Thanks!


And here are the final challenge levels we reached in the 11th Annual Canadian Book Challenge!

TransCanada Highway (13+)

Irene Roth (190)

Melwyk (17)

CanAm Highway (12)


TransLabrador Highway (11)

Queen Elizabeth Way (10)

James Bay Road (9)

Dempster Highway (8)

Coquihalla Highway (7)

ALCAN (Alaska-Canadian) Highway (6)

Klondike Highway (5)

Icefields Parkway (4)

Cabot Trail (3)


Charlottetown Perimeter Highway (2)

Alert to Alert Airport Road (1)



  1. Good job, Everyone!

    Thanks for putting together the summary and stats, Melanie!

  2. Thanks for the summary list . I actually made it to 18 according to it. I had lost track along the way. It is interesting to see so many authors and so many differnt titles. wow. so many more to read.


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